Msg#: 4004984 posted 9:40 pm on Oct 10, 2009 (gmt 0)
I am in Australia, and despite the fact that I ask Google for search results from 'the Web' and not from 'pages from Australia', search results, particularly the first few listings are still definitely orientated to my IP.
Mostly, I am interested in how search results present for someone living in the US, so how do I get Google to do that i.e. ignore my IP?
[and I'm not talking about ads or sponsored listings, I'm talking about the normal search results]
Msg#: 4004984 posted 9:27 am on Oct 11, 2009 (gmt 0)
There is no trick to it; it works OK for me here in Australia to see the USA results.
If you click on the url in my post; the "ncr" part of the url disappears when you get to Google... but it still only shows the USA results for me (but does show the local adwords) .... unless it does not work for UK for another reason?
Msg#: 4004984 posted 9:31 am on Oct 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
I am in the UK with a US targeted site. Up to now I have used a web site which presents the listings from multiple Google data centres to see how we are ranking in the US. We have dropped recently and consistently show around the 15 or 16 mark.
Using the tools in our log analysis programme also puts us at no.15
I recently noticed on the Google UK home page an option to 'Go to google.com'. This apparently shows the US rankings (though with UK ads), and puts our site at no.3.
Using the methods suggested in this thread gives the same result - we show at no.3.
However, we know without doubt that if we were truly at no.3 we would be showing vastly more hits for this keyword than is the case. Sadly they do reflect a no.15 position.
SO ... are we at no.3 or no.15 - and why the difference?